Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Female Thief Caught In Akintola Hall

At about 3:00pm today, 26 January, 2015, residents of Akintola Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife apprehended a lady, Ajao Kehinde Adetola, in the act of taking cloth materials belonging to undisclosed people. She was said to have been accosted by a vigilant student who later called the attention of fellow students and the hall's porters.

In the age long tradition of OAU, the students demanded that the suspect be beaten and paraded as they also accused her of several similar thefts. The hall's management declined the students' request and called the University security unit to take over the situation. Students resident in the hall and the hall's executives in turn called the Students' Union Central Executive Council Security unit to assert their demands.

In the ensuing impasse, a consensus was eventually reached for the S.U security unit to take her to the S.U building for a brief interrogation and an official statement, after which she would be handed over to the university security for further pursuit of her case. These steps were adequately taken.
However, at the university senate building where the security unit has its office, more revelations were revealed about the lady. She claimed to have finished a diploma course in Local Government two years ago.
Some ladies (names withheld) came into the security office to testify that one of them was robbed by her in 2012 while they were in 200 level in Moremi Hall (they are currently in 400 level).
While Kehinde was writing a statement, it was discovered that one of the phones in her possession, which she had earlier claimed ownership, was stolen. The owner was traced immediately and she came over to the security office to testify that the phone was stolen from her last Sunday in Akintola Hall.

Matters again got to a head between the university security unit and S.U security unit as to what the next step about Kehinde would be. After so much argument, it was agreed that Kehinde would stay over at the university security office overnight, and tomorrow morning, Tuesday 27th January, Students' representatives would meet with the security at the old security unit office at Utility to further the case.

Abiodun Omonijo
Head, Press Team

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